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There’s no iPod-to-car integration kit that compares with Drive + Play in scope: the combination of a large, four-line user-tweakable screen, convenient separate control knob, and your choice of line output, FM transmission, or (optional) in-line FM is unparalleled, though the best sound options require a pro installer to hook it all up in your car. Though cheaper add-ons can together achieve similar functionality, this looks and feels far more sophisticated.

Our Rating

Highly Recommended

Company and Price

Company: Harman Kardon


Model: Drive + Play

Price: $200.00

Compatible: iPod 3G, 4G, 5G, mini, nano

Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.